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Ring of Steall, Winter whiteout and wind.

Route: The Ring of Steall, Mamores

Munros: Am Bodach, An Gearanach, Sgurr a'Mhaim, Stob Coire a'Chairn

Date walked: 22/01/2015

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 14.5km

Ascent: 1869m

Just a quick report, enjoy :)

Forecasts were looking favourable for us and the snow was more stabalised in the Lochaber region so the plan was made to head to Glen Nevis yesterday from Edinburgh for a day out on The Ring of Steall.

Upone reaching the carpark we were met with this lovely view:
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So boots on and off we went.
Sadly at around 900m the cloud engulfed us and it remained like this for the majority of the day only occasionally giving us a glimpse of what was around.
My friend Fraser enjoying the viz:
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Heading round:
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The view from Am Bodach:
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Looking at An Garbhanach:
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Some more visibility, just in time for the decent to Steall meadows.
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Overall this was a very full on day, with the wind blowing 30-50mph and sometimes gusting higher. Visibility was limited and navigation from the summits & along the wider ridges required skill and patience.

Crampons and axe were required all day long.

Disclaimer: Please do not attempt this route unless you are 100% happy that once you're up there you could be in the whiteroom all day and at risk of being blown off the ridge. There is also serious exposure at points.

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Location: Edinburgh
Occupation: Activities Manager at Get Out Adventures Ltd. www.Getoutadventures.co.uk
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Activity: Mountaineer
Pub: The Bridge Inn - Ratho
Place: The NW

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Statistics

2015

Trips: 2
Distance: 27.5 km
Ascent: 3703m
Munros: 6

2014

Trips: 4
Distance: 17 km
Ascent: 819m
Munros: 8
Corbetts: 1

2013

Trips: 1
Munros: 1


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